Dr. James M. Lin, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male

12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A
Monterey, CA 93940
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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
450 East Romie Lane
Salinas, CA 93901
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
23625 Holman Highway
Monterey, CA 93940

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Lin

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Monterey Spine & Monterey Joint
Monterey Spine & Monterey Joint
12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A
Monterey, CA 93940
Salinas office
321 E Romie Ln Ste A
Salinas, CA 93901
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    Dr. Lin's Experience

    Dr. Lin's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
    • Bone & Joint Replacement
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
    • Cyst Aspiration
    • Cyst Removal
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Surgery
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Finger Amputation
    • Finger Joint Fusions
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot & Ankle Ligament & Tendon Repair
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand Reconstruction
    • Hand Surgery
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    • Hand Tendon Repair
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Replacement, Small-Bone
    • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revisions
    • Needle Aponeurotomy
    • Nerve Reconstruction
    • Nerve Release
    • Nerve Surgery
    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Steroid Injections
    • Tendon and Bursa Injections
    • Tendon Surgery
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis of the Hand
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Broken Finger
    • Broken Hand
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complex Fractures
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Distal Radius Fracture
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
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    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Shoulder Diseases
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Fractures
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Skin Cancer
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Tendonitis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Ulnar Neuropathy
    • Wrist Fracture
    • Wrist Injuries
    • Wrist Pain
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    Background Check for Dr. Lin

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Univ At Buffalo Sch Of Med and Biomedical Sci SUNY
    Graduated in 2003

    Residency Hospital

    Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Baylor College Of Medicine
    Complete in 2008

    Fellowship Hospital

    Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, Baylor College Of Medicine, Dept. Of Plastic Surgery
    Complete in 2009

    Memberships & Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    California Orthopaedic Association , Member
    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Lin & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Lin's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Lin has admitting privileges:

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    • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

    • Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Lin

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lin to family and friends

    37 responses
    above
    national average

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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    37 responses
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    37 responses
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    37 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 35 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Lin
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    37 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    37 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    37 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    37 responses
    above
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    Is Dr. Lin accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    • Tricare
    • TriWest Champus
    • United Healthcare
    • Wells Fargo Insurance
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    Office Locations

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    Monterey Spine & Monterey Joint
    12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A
    Monterey, CA 93940
    (831) 648-7200 (Office)
    (831) 648-7204 (Fax)
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    Salinas office
    321 E Romie Ln Ste A
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 648-7200 (Office)
    (831) 648-7204 (Fax)
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    Monterey Spine and Joint
    Monterey office
    12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A
    Monterey, CA 93940
    (831) 648-7200 (Office)
    (831) 648-7204 (Fax)
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